A COMPARISON OF THE PERCEPTIONS OF FARM WORKERS ON PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT EFFICIENCY IN NINE FARM BUSINESS TYPES IN THE RSA

The aim is, firstly, to establish the degree of discrepancy in the work experience and work preferences of the farm workers as regards leadership, motivation, communication, human relations, control and work performance in nine types of farm businesses over a wide area in the RSA. Second, the applicability and feasibility of the personnel management audit (PMA) in various types of businesses were evaluated. Nine PMAs were conducted with 239 farm workers in the Transvaal, Natal and the Orange Free State over the past five years. In general the workers are subject to consultative personnel management systems, but they prefer participative systems, which means that greater personnel management efficiency can be obtained in practice if the staff can attain more participation as regards leadership, motivation, communication, human relations, staff control and work performance. With the required adjustments, the PMA can be implemented in any farm business and applicable results can be obtained.


Other Titles:
'n Vergelyking van plaaswerkers se persepsies oor personeelbestuurs-doeltreffendheid in nege boerderyondernenungtipes in die RSA
Issue Date:
1994-09
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/267711
ISSN:
0303-1853
Language:
English
Published in:
Agrekon, Volume 33, Issue 3
Page range:
96-102




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